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Tagore in Debate with Gandhi: Freedom as Creativity

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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)553–562
Number of pages10
Issue number4
Publication statusE-pub ahead of print - 19 Sep 2016


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Rabindranath Tagore (1861–1941) and Mahatma Gandhi (1869–1947) rose to the occasion in supporting each other at crucial moments during the Indian struggle for independence. They were both experimenters with distinctive views, but their views were very different, which is why I believe there was collaboration without meeting of minds. Their letters to each other and published controversies from 1915 to 1941 have been recorded by Sabyasachi Bhattacharya. I notice four major themes behind Tagore’s side of the debate.

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